One of the top wide receivers in the 2012 class, Ja’Quay Williams (Fork Union, Va./Fork Union Military Academy), signed with Auburn out of high school but was unable to qualify. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound wideout went the prep school route, enrolling at Fork Union Military Academy in an attempt to become eligible by January.
With Auburn’s struggles on the football field this fall, Williams will be firmly re-evaluating his options, per a member of his family.
“We are five or six games into the season and the quarterback is not working out,” the family member said. “The situation is what it is down there at Auburn and there are a lot of variables involved, so we are re-evaluating whether or not there needs to be a change and if there does, which program he intends to look at.”
While he does not want to be taken off the commitment list for Auburn, Williams plans to take a closer look at programs he considered in high school: Auburn, Florida and Georgia. Over the next few weeks, Williams will look at the quarterback situation, the playbook, opportunity for playing time, student environment and coaching stability, with plans to make a final decision next month.
Williams took official visits in January to Auburn and Georgia, before deciding to stick with the Tigers on signing day. Both Florida and Georgia are looking to add a playmaking wideout with size in the 2013 class. Florida is also involved with ESPN 300 prospect Demarcus Robinson (Fort Valley Ga./Peach County), ESPN 150 prospect MarQuez North (Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek), and ESPN 150 prospect Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee), while Stacy Coley (Oakland Park, Fla./Northeast) is another possibility. Georgia is after juco Jonathan Rumph (Cayce, S.C./Holmes Commnity College) and could turn up the heat with North if they miss out on Rumph.